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PSHSB Announces CSRIC Test Bed and Indoor Location Accuracy Workshop

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Released: September 21, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

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Washington, D.C. 20554

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DA 12-1523

September 21, 2012

PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU ANNOUNCES WORKSHOP ON

UPCOMING TEST BED TO IMPROVE INDOOR LOCATION ACCURACY FOR WIRELESS

911 CALLS
Consumers are increasingly relying exclusively on mobile wireless communications, and many
wireless calls are now made indoors. Nevertheless, during an emergency, wireless carriers are oftentimes
unable to provide a 911 call center with precise location information when the 911 call is placed indoors.
Recognizing this critical public safety concern, the FCC tasked the Communications Security,
Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) with evaluating the performance and viability of
location technologies in their ability to support indoor environments for E911 services.1 To meet this
objective, various members of the CSRIC will conduct testing to evaluate location technologies for
improving indoor E911 services.
The FCC’s Public Safety Homeland Security Bureau will host a workshop that will focus on the
upcoming CSRIC test bed and issues related to improving indoor location accuracy. The workshop will
take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will be held in the
Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters, located at 445 12th Street, SW, Room TW-C305,
Washington, DC 20554.
A finalized agenda and list of panelists will be released closer to the event date.
Accessibility Information. To request information in accessible formats (computer diskettes,
large print, audio recording, and Braille), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the FCC’s consumer
and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). This document can
also be downloaded in Word and Portable Document Format (PDF) at: http://www.fcc.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Patrick Donovan, Public Safety and Homeland
Security Bureau, at (202) 418-2413 (voice) or patrick.donovan@fcc.gov (email).


1 Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council III Working Group Descriptions and
Leadership (Aug. 1, 2012) at 3, available at http://transition.fcc.gov/pshs/advisory/csric3/wg-descriptions.pdf (last
visited Sept. 17, 2012).

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